The whole Acadia line-up is good and the dealer specials make them even better. The Premium Edition comes with some welcome extra touches, which means this is a tourer that offers very good value.
The 460/2 is also a robust tourer, with its fully bonded shell and the quality build that Coachman is rightly known for.
Add to that those aforementioned extras, and this is definitely a model to investigate further. If you’re browsing, this is one to put on your must-see list.
Build quality; spacious lounge; added spec; good kitchen and end washroom
No solar panel; no roof vent in shower cubicle; no seat base access flaps
Coachman has rolled its Vision and Pastiche ranges into one, the Acadia, for 2020, giving the lower-spec line-up some extra kit, such as Alde heating.
The competitively priced model we’re reviewing here, a Premium Edition dealer special from Knowepark, adds yet more luxury to the Acadia’s already good spec.
Pitch and set-up
The 460/2 looks good on the outside, with smart new graphics, superb fit and finish, quality front and rear panels, aluminium sides and twin gas lockers. The one-piece door is glazed.
The Al-Ko chassis comes with AKS hitch stabiliser and ATC. The Premium Edition also gives you heavy-duty corner steadies and alloy wheels.
A barbecue point and exterior mains socket are part of the standard spec, as is the Status TV aerial. All of the service points are placed on the offside.
The lounge is spacious and comfortable for two, with extra bolster cushions and upgraded curtains
The lounge is spacious and comfortable for two, with extra bolster cushions and upgraded curtains. Usefully, the Premium also has USB points in the spotlights.
Along with the more traditional central chest of drawers and pull-out extension top, another clever addition here is the wireless phone charger on the front shelf.
That extension will be just right for coffee and snacks, while at meal times, you’ll find the freestanding table more than ample.
There’s an alarm fitted as standard in the Premium Edition, with a sensor by the lower front seat base.
Lighting in the lounge is excellent and there’s a handy mains socket by the front offside window. You also get a DAB radio, so the sound quality is assured. The sunroof and midi Heki enhance the bright and airy ambience here, too.
Four overhead lockers, a corner locker and a shelf underneath the sunroof provide plenty of storage space.
Coachman’s kitchens have always been very high quality and the Premium Edition is no exception. The central kitchen offers plenty of storage space, including three cupboards and a drawer.
The Dometic fridge is placed across from the main kitchen, in the side dresser, and two overhead lockers provide more storage.
There’s a full oven and a dual-fuel hob, and the generous worktop is even better if you make use of the extension flap.
The deep stainless-steel sink has a glass cover and add-on drainer, and there’s excellent LED lighting here. Just above the worktop extension and TV station, you’ll find the microwave, with another locker to the side. There are more mains sockets fitted in the side dresser, along with a cupboard and drawer. A welcome finishing touch is the Omnivent extractor fan.
The end washroom is a very practical area, where the Thetford electric-flush toilet is on the offside, with a frosted window above. There’s also a chrome Alde heating radiator and good LED lighting.
The large handbasin has an equally large mirror above and a cupboard below. The floorspace is generous, so there’s plenty of room to get changed in here.
Although the shower cubicle, a moulded unit, is a very good size, there’s no roof vent. You do get a sizeable wardrobe here, however, and this should provide more than enough hanging storage for two.
Remove the backrests from the long settees and you can make up two good-sized single beds. But if a double is your preference, this is easy too, using the slats placed beneath the central chest, with the seat cushions as the mattress. A sizeable double is the extremely comfortable outcome.
For couples on tour, the 460/2 scores well, with plenty of overhead locker storage, especially in the front lounge, and the very roomy seat bases. The central chest only has one drawer, but there is another cupboard below. The kitchen has excellent storage capacity, with more cupboards and overhead lockers, while the side dresser opposite has yet more cupboard space and overhead lockers. The wardrobe in the washroom should be just right for two, even on longer trips. Overall, the provision of storage space is very good in the Premium Edition.
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|Interior Length||4.60 m|
|Shipping Length||6.25 m|
|Status TV aerial||Yes|
|Wireless mobile phone charger||Yes|